Harlingen school district offers health fair for employees next week

HARLINGEN — Need your blood pressure checked?

Glucose levels?

How about some advice on eating healthier?

Well, if you’re employed by the Harlingen school district you’ll have plenty of wellness services available between now and April.

The Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Health Fair will begin setting up stations Tuesday to check the blood pressure, glucose levels, cholesterol and body mass index of its employees. Luis Solorio, assistant athletic director, said the HCISD Health Fair is being conducted in partnership with Valley Baptist Reference Lab. The fair will be held at a different campus or other building each day until April.

“We do the personal health risk assessments,” Solorio said. “We believe that healthy employees mean present employees. We just want to make sure our employees understand that being healthy is more of a preventative tool than a reactionary tool.”

The school district will hold a “kick off” of the event on Tuesday at the AdministrationBuilding. Screenings will be performed throughout the day at the location. On Wednesday, the health fair will be held at Travis Elementary.

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